With my students last night I decided to check if they understood the meaning of the phrase “the medicine didn’t work”. As I suspected, they did not really understand it. I then gave some examples of how it can be used in place of “it was not effective”. I also introduced the phrases “it worked fast” and “it worked well” and showed how to ask questions using “work”.
The students realized that the word “work” can be very useful. I asked them to make a few sentences using “work” to mean “effective” for the next lesson. I could feel that the students really learned something from this lesson. This is what it’s all about: Being a good coach and helping our students to learn and grow in their use and understanding of English. That’s is what the Smith’s School is here to do and with teachers who own their own schools and understand the importance of satisfying students and keeping them coming back, I have no doubt that Smith’s School is the best value for the money for our students.